Ready to make some money online? Do you not believe you can? What is making you so sure this article is going to lead you to a scam? No, today we will only deal with real ways that you can make money online. If you need some extra cash in hand, then this is the right place for you to be. Come with us now as we explore the reality behind the myth of internet millions.
Can you really blog online and become a millionaire? Realistically, you can make a decent living blogging, or you can use it a second, smaller income. Why do we say realistically? Because we are using the law of averages. On average most online blogs will not be dramatically successful. But that does not mean you will not be. You can find plenty of success stories online. You can even read an internet marketing blog that tells you how the owner made their website a business.
So, how do you do it? Well, you set up a blog. Write some things on it and wait for the money to start pouring in. Yes, okay, we admit it. That is in an oversimplification of the process. What you need to do is start on a site like WordPress. This will give you a basic starting point that you can build from. You choose your domain name and your title. You can buy a better domain name later, but we do not suggest doing this until you are up and running.
Then, you get to work. Write about whatever you like and make it interesting. Preferably you find something the no one else has thought to write about. We wish you luck with that because you can find a blog about pretty much anything online now.
You can then go two ways. Research, marketing online and learn how to do it. Or, use the internet equivalent of a cheat sheet. Hire a company to do it for you. You can find a web design service or an SEO company who will gladly take your cash to make your website profitable.
2) Set Up Your Own Company
Fancy being your own boss? Then you should consider looking at crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is the internet version of sticking a bucket out your front door and asking people to drop money in it. You then promise they will get it back and then some. Again, an oversimplification. If you have an idea for a product or service, write it down. Design a way to market to the masses. Work out how you would need and post your idea on a website like Kickstarter. Does it work? Yes, it does. What are the downsides? You will be up against competition from silly ideas like building a death star to celebrities who have a bigger following. We suggest you build up some fans of social networking sites first before asking people to invest.
3) Cash In The Attic
Odd how true that title is. Did your child collect beanie babies or action figures when they were younger? Did you keep them or throw them out? If you kept them then, you might just be in luck. Well, not so much beanie babies. It turns out they are not quite as valuable as people had hoped. On the other hand, if you have any rare memorabilia see how much similar items are going for on Ebay. You may be able to make a small fortune without doing any work. Our advice for this one is this. Wait for something to hit a milestone or make a comeback. For example, Star Wars hits theatres again this September. You can bet people will be looking for old products online soon and they willing to pay a lot of money.
4) Get That Book Published
Do you have a novel tucked away in a drawer somewhere? You may have already tried to get it published years ago. Other people have read it, told you it was good but publishers showed no interest. Sound familiar? It is time to try again because now self-publication is the way forward. By self-publishing your novel you take the responsibility, of marketing, editing and the price. That would be the bad news. The good news is that you will get the majority of the profit. If you do not believe you can make money this way, just look at this list of self-published authors. They never needed a literary agent. Do not be fooled into thinking you do.
5) Another Business Idea
Still got that Ebay tab open? We know another way you can use it to make some money. Research products that you can not get in your home country. Import it in bulk. Then sell it on Ebay or Amazon. No, this is not illegal, and lots of people do it. If you have a way to get the products over cheaply, then you can make a decent amount of profit.
6) The Stock Market
Okay technically you do not need the internet for this one but you can do it this way. Research stocks and get the gist of what you are going to be doing. Then speak to a broker or accountant. They will advise you on what companies you should buy shares in and how many you should buy. Remember to play it safe at first. If you have a broker advising you to make big gambles straight off the bat, speak to someone else. We are about making money, not losing it.
7) Accounting Advice
We briefly mentioned this talking about stocks, but this is different. You see you may have more money than you think. You just need to put budgets on your costs and reduce spending on things that you do not need or want. An online accountant can help you with this.
There you have it then. Seven very real ways that you can use the internet to put a little more cash in your pocket. Your only question now is, what will you spend it on?